Americans are only learning about Pakistan from Americans, and that’s a problem. Too much of what passes for “news” about Pakistan is really just one American telling the other about how the Taliban are on the verge of taking over the nation. Nevermind that there might be 10,000 Taliban troops and 170 million Pakistanis.
One U.S. news source is attempting an alternative path: The Huffington Post. This online “newspaper” has launched a “Spotlight On Pakistan” series. If you are Pakistani, especially if you are in Pakistan, they need your help:
“We are looking to build our network of people living in Pakistan who can help us understand what is happening there. These people will send us reports — either snippets of information or full-length stories — about how the political crisis affects life in Pakistan.
If you are interested, this is an opportunity to have a continued conversation with Americans about what’s happening in your country. If you would like to participate, please sign up here.”
Consider the opportunity.